THE HOLY SPIRIT PT.1 – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

by | Jun 3, 2022

THE HOLY SPIRIT PT.1 – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TRANSCRIPTION

We are introducing a new series about the Holy Spirit, and I’m going to take you into a deep dive on this subject of the Holy Spirit. For the next few weeks, we’ll cover who the Holy Spirit is., what He does, His work, His activity, His nature, His character. We’ll talk about the meaning of Pentecost, understanding spiritual gifts, and how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We even talk about the controversial topic of praying in tongues., what are the blessings of praying in tongues and why should we pray in tongues?

These all have been prepared for you. Stay tuned for what God has for you.  Bookmark our website, kingdom impact ministry.org, our Kingdom Impact platforms. You can connect with us on TV platforms on Roku, on Apple TV, Android TV and all the other platforms. They are all on our website. Thank you for tuning in. I’m going to jump in the Word of God,

(Acts 19:1-2) While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

Dear friend, the reason we are teaching this message is because there are many today, like in Paul’s day who have not heard about the Holy Spirit, and there are many who are confused or taught the wrong doctrine or the wrong theology concerning the Holy Spirit.

There are different groups. Some don’t believe in the Holy Spirit at all, while others don’t believe in His person. still others believe in the Deity but not His person and vice-versa. I pray that during this teaching series, we bring understanding knowledge and clarity to this wonderful, person, the spirit. HE IS the third person of the Trinity. And as we go through this, I’ll vindicate His duty. I’ll vindicate through the word of God His personality. I will show you how you can connect and interact and have a relationship with Him, not only with the father, not only with Jesus, but also with the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever wondered why the things we see in the book of Acts are a little bit far off from the church today or from your own life? Or wondered why there are things that you have read about other people, or in the Bible, especially the gospels and the book of acts, and seen what God was doing through other people and asked yourself why is God not moving in my life that way? God is not doing those things in my community, or in my church but not in me. The answer is closely tied to Holy Spirit. The reason we do not see God moving in our life like that is because we do not do what they did in the book of Acts.

The thing is if we did what they did, and believe what they believed, we’ll see the same results. Part of that is this outpouring of the Holy Spirit that they received on the day of Pentecost. It is crucial for you to go on this journey, give me several weeks here. Every week we will go on this journey together in continuing episodes, releasing more insight and understanding of Holy Spirit.

When Paul found these Jesus-loving believers, they had never even heard about the Holy Spirit.

We are calling today’s message. “A Breath of Fresh Air.” God wants you to experience a breath of fresh air, a breath of His wind.

“Ruach,” is the Hebrew word used in the Old Testament translated as “spirit”. It refers to a wind, breath, a violent exhalation, a blast of breath.

We see the Holy Spirit was there from the beginning even at creation. He was there.

(Genesis 1:2) says, “Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was over the surface of the deep and this spirit, the RUACH of God was hovering over the waters.”

And then what do we see? God spoke. We see that even in creation for creation to take place, we see that the Holy Spirit was involved

As a matter of fact, we see that Godhead involved in everything that happens on the earth that will happen in your life and throughout your life. There are the three all working in perfect harmony. This is I said earlier that we cannot see God’s supernatural apart from the Holy Spirit.

Heavenly Father has already done his part. Jesus has already played his part.  And I will show you in this series, now it is up to the Holy Spirit to manifest those things in our lives and bring them from the spiritual realm into the physical.

We see that Pneuma, the Greek word, translated first spirit in the New Testament means a current of air, blast of breath, or a strong breath. Pneuma and Ruach mean the same thing.

In John 6:63, this is what Jesus says, “The words that I have spoken to you, they are Spirit, and they are life.”

They are my breath. They are my wind.  When I speak from my very life, what I speak is life because it is being I imparted to you and communicated by the Spirit. Therefore, we need to understand the very nature of the Holy Spirit is the spirit of the Father, the spirit of God, the spirit of Jesus Christ and all the other titles, which we will cover in a separate episode as I’ll break it down for you.

Let’s talk about the characteristics of wind. Wind is unseen.

(John 14:16-17) , Jesus said, “I’ll ask the Father and He’ll give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept Him because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him.”

How do we know Him? He says, “Because he says He lives with you and later He’ll be in you. He lives in you, with you and He will be in you.  We know this unseen God; the Spirit is unseen. We know Him because He’s living in us. Put this in your spirit. He lives in us and He’s with us as I will show you before the conclusion of this teaching today, the roles of the Trinity. I want you to put that in your spirit. Jesus is at the right hand of the Father. As we speak right now, He’s not on earth. The Father is sitting in his throne right now in heaven. Jesus is sitting on the right hand, but the Holy Spirit is here with me, with you, right here. The Holy Spirit, God, the spirit. It is what we call the dispensation of the Spirit.

In the Old Testament, we had the dispensation of the father in the New Testament. At the beginning of the church, when Jesus walked the earth, we had the dispensation of the son of Jesus Christ. When the disciples needed to interact, they did not need to go to a prophet. They went to Jesus. And Jesus said that it’s expedient pr to your advantage that I go, because when I go the, the Advocate, the Helper, the Teacher, this Holy Spirit is going to come. He is going to be in you and be with you. See that is crucial for you and I to get a hold of.

The second characteristic of wind is unpredictability.

Again here, Jesus says

In John 3:8, Jesus answered, “The wind blows where it pleases. You hear it sounds, but you cannot tell, where it comes from or where it’s going. So, it is with everyone born of the spirit.”

It is unpredictable. What does that mean? It means that the God in you, this Holy Spirit is unpredictable. You cannot predict what He will do and how He’s going to do it. But what you can predict is His nature. His nature is faithful. What the Bible says is that he’s there with you. He is going to be in you and He’s going to be with you.

Then you, as a believer, filled with a spirit, your daily walk, so to speak is going to be also unpredictable. You can’t think that God is going to do something, the same way he did it last time, where he did it or how he did it or when he did it? No, because God is unpredictable. We must understand this aspect of the, of the spirit that this is again, we are talking about the nature of the spirit and will go deeper in a separate episode when we talk about all the other aspects of this nature. Today we are talking specifically about wind.

This is the third aspect or characteristic of wind. The wind is powerful. It can sail a boat, a ship, but it can also destroy a city. We have seen tornadoes. We have seen hurricanes, heavy winds destroying buildings, bringing down bridges, just causing all kinds of devastations. That’s how powerful wind is.

Jesus said in Acts 1:8.” but you receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.”

In other words, when this, the wind of God comes on you, you’re going to receive “dunamis”, the dynamite of God. Yet the wind of God, the Holy Spirit doesn’t destroy things. He revives. He gives life. As a matter of fact, when we talk about his names and his titles, one of them is, He’s called the Good Spirit.  Why? Because He imparts the goodness of God.  If we are going to see and know the goodness of God in the land of the living, we need to know the Good Spirit because the Good Spirit is the one who brings it from the invisible into our world, into the tangible. He’s powerful. The Holy Spirit is omnipotent.  He’s impregnable, He’s unstoppable. When we realize His nature and who He is, we can better work with Him and receive all that He desires to impart to us. Hallelujah, praise God.

Charles Finney, a 1900 revivalist and powerful man of God, is considered the father of modern-day revival. He was a country lawyer and a Presbyterian minister. In his testimony he said that at some point he was content with knowing God intellectually like many Christians are. Maybe you are just content knowing God on an intellectual level, but you don’t know God on an experiential level. Knowing God on an intellectual level is not bad but it can’t all just be intellect. We must add to that intellectual knowledge, experiential knowledge and encounter God.

This is what Charles Finney said, “Holy Spirit descended upon me in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul.” Would you not love the power of God to go through your body and soul and actually really feel it?.  Finney continues, “I could feel the impression like a wave of electricity going through me. Indeed. It seemed to come in waves and waves of liquid love. I could not express it in any other way. It seemed like the very breath of God.”

Dear friend, this is what happens. I remember when I got baptized in the Holy Spirit was just a few days after I became, you know, a follower of Jesus Christ. I was in the shower. I didn’t even know how to pray or what to pray, but all I cried out to God, “God, I want everything that you have for me. I want it all. Give it to me.” And there, it was in the shower, the power of God, you know, kind of like Charles Finney, I just felt love, a blanket of love just enveloping me and just overcoming me suddenly, everything that I’d thought about myself unworthiness.  Why was I born here? Why am I here? All that flitted away. I knew that I was loved. I knew that I was valued. I knew that somebody cared deep down. Somebody cares for me. And from that very moment, God just baptized me, uh, with a love for him and for people.

I remember wailing for salvation of men that others will come to know this same love. This power, what I feel right now. I wanted it even for my worst enemy. I just wanted it. Dear friend, that day I was activated into the ministry of prayer and intercession. It was because of the Holy Spirit. It just radically changed my life. He is going to do the same for you, if He hasn’t already started. I’m going to show you how you can really tap into all that He has for you.

The fourth characteristic of wind is refreshing. Just think of on a hot summer day, you go into a car, and you roll down the windows. Then the breeze begins to come through, the window and begins to refresh you. Cool you down., you see the holy spirit is the spirit of refreshing. As a matter of fact, one of His titles is the Spirit of Revival. We want revival, but we can’t have revival apart from the Holy Spirit, as I will really show you as we go in this teaching. The Holy Spirit is refreshing.

(1 Corinthians 2:9-10) it says “No eye has seen; no ear has heard. No mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”.

Understand it hasn’t been conceived by you.  There are dreams. There are visions. There are destinies. These are things that God has for you, that you haven’t conceived that I haven’t conceived, but God, now this is the key. Listen to this friend, but God has revealed it to us by the spirit. How is getting that stuff to us? He’s getting it to us by the spirit. Do you understand? No, eye seen the mysteries, all the pleasure, the glory and, and all the wonders and all the blessings, the miracles, the signs, the wonders, all that. All that God desires for you and I to be, and to become and to do. He says you haven’t seen, I haven’t seen, but He’s going to reveal to us by that spirit.

Now it is time to take a deep breath and begin to posture ourselves for God to breathe on us fresh and anew.

(Ephesians 4:30 MSG) it reads, “Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you is the most intimate part of your life. Or you could say can be the most intimate part of your life to make you fit for Himself.”

Now, did you hear that he makes you fit for Himself. It’s not by the cunning cleverness of man. It’s not by the human arm of strength. It is by the Holy Spirit, from beginning to end, the Holy Spirit making you fit for God, making you fit for heaven, making you fit for all that God wants and desires to be, and to do in you and through you. The Holy Spirit.

He goes on to say, “Don’t take such a gift for granted.”

This is why I’m passionate about bringing this message because many have taken this, you know, passion of the Holy Spirit for granted and many don’t even know Him.

In 1999, I was preaching across England and the pastor invited me to go to his church. They scheduled the meetings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. When the day came, and they drove me to the church, and I began to preach. In the midst of the preaching, , a lady that could not walk that stood up and she yelled, “Oh, I am healed”. And she began to walk. I mean, she was ecstatic. She was sitting in this wheelchair and suddenly she stands up and she can walk and she’s ecstatic. She’s excited. And I continue preaching. And then somebody else in the back say, “Oh, I’m healed.” Miracles started happening. Now. I didn’t know that the church I was in was what they call the Jesus only church. They don’t believe in really the father or Holy Spirit.

They only believe in Jesus. Then the Bishop stood up to stop what was happening. And he said, “We don’t believe in this thing. Stop it.” I told him, that I don’t know how to stop it. This is, you know, the power of the Holy Spirit. Well, we believe in the power of God, but we don’t believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. Listen, friend. This is the biggest deception. There is the power of the Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the communicator. He is the transmitter of that power. That’s why He’s the power of God. If we want to see the power of God, we need to connect with the power of God, who is the Holy Spirit.

Dear friend, this dear brother, this Bishop, he’s trying to stop the holy spirit. He didn’t know what to do. I told him, “well, you go right ahead. “

Although he tried to stop the move of God, but the Holy Spirit was touching people and healing people. Of course, they didn’t invite me for the rest of the days. And when the service was done, we began to talk. He was experiencing, something he had never seen before.  Though, deep down their church, they believed for the move of the power of God, yet they did not realize that the one person they are rejecting, ignoring and pushing away is the one person that they needed to see the hand of God.

Dear friend, that is the devil’s real deception to keep people from the truth. Because the truth, you know, is what sets you free. And that’s why I’m very passionate about preaching this truth, because there are many, I know there are many groups that some deny His duty, and some deny His personality.  Some deny him completely, right? They think he’s just a force that comes from God. Dear friend, it is important for you and I to get a hold of this truth. Because when we know the truth, it is the truth that sits us free. I remember sharing with that Bishop and I said, “Hey, go back in the Bible and search it for yourself. Don’t believe what somebody told you or don’t believe just what the denomination says. Go search it, search it in the Word of God. If you see the Holy Spirit in the Bible, if you see the Holy Spirit all the way from Genesis to maps. You will see. And you see the Holy Spirit birthing the New Testament church. I don’t know how you can really say,” The Holy Spirit is not God, and He is not for today. “

I think it is very important that we need to really understand what we believe. What do you believe? What do you believe about God? when I say God, I mean, God, the Father, God, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I’m going to show you their role here in a second. How do we begin to take this deep breath, begin to connect with the Holy Spirit?

Number one, we need to let go of our fears and of our misconceptions.

We need to let go. We need to give them to Jesus. Maybe I’ve seen something on television. Maybe you had a bad experience in those circles where people, believe in the power of God. It doesn’t mean to throw out this gift of God, just because of one bad experience.

(Proverbs 3:5 MSG), “Trust God, you need to trust God.” Amen. Say it with me, “Trust God from the bottom of your heart. Don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Trust God.”

I want you to push delete on your past experiences on what you’ve been taught. I don’t know what you’ve been taught, but whatever you believe push delete and get back into the Word of God. In this series. I submit these teachings to you and the Holy Spirit to go and even question what I’m teaching question, what I’m showing you, because if it’s in the Bible, don’t take my word for it. I am going to take you into the word and trust God to show you the truth.

Because the truth that you know is not the truth of your denomination or it is not the truth of your church. It’s not the truth of what the pastor said., I’m a minister myself, but I’m telling you question the word of God. Open the Bible and begin to read it for yourself and see, does this make sense?

Number two, go all in.

(Jeremiah 29:13) it says that you’ll seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Remember I told you in 1986, when I just got saved, I didn’t even know how to pray. You don’t need to be an expert in prayer. You just need to have an open heart, just go all in. I told God; “I just want everything you have. I don’t care what it feels like, what it looks like. I just want it. I must have it.” It is completely different, once we take away all these conditions and all these reservations, God comes in, he’s waiting.

The Bible says He’s knocking at the door, waiting for us to open the door for him to come in. He will come in any day, anytime, anywhere, any place he will come in, but you must open the door. You must invite Him in. When you seek Him with all your heart, the Bible calls it, surrender. When you surrender, you put yourself at, his disposal, he’s going to come and make you a disciple. He’s going to come and teach you and take you deeper into the Word of God, from what he wants, where you are into what he wants you to be and wants you to have and wants you to do Hallelujah!

This third point, which is extremely important, is you must develop an intimate friendship with the Holy Spirit.

We see most of the epistles that Paul wrote, they end with a benediction. Well, this is one of them. I’m sure some of you have been in services when the minister at the end, says the benediction.  It may go something like this, “May the Lord bless you. May the Lord be with you. May the Lord cause his face to shine upon you and give you peace. You see that’s the benediction. This is a benediction.

(2 Corinthians 13:14 MSG), “The amazing grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ. The amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.

This is the Trinity and, remember I told you, I’m going to tell you about the role or the operations of the, of the Trinity. Here.it is.   I remember sharing this verse with my pastor friend of the Jesus only church. And I said, “Well, here we have, the Trinity mentioned, in the same verse in this benediction prayer, because it’s not only God, the father, it’s not only Jesus. And it’s not only the Holy Spirit. It is the, is the triune God.

The Role of The Trinity Explained

God, the father loves you.  The extravagant love of God. The father loves you. That his role. He’s the architect.  He’s the architect of all things. And His heart is to love. He loves you. And you may say, dear brother, Andrew, I really can’t receive the love of God because I had a, a bad athlete father. Well, the devil did that to hinder you from really knowing the love of God. It has nothing to do with God. Now, let me give you an example here. Can you see? Men put value on things based on what others are willing to pay for that thing.

Now I love you. I pray for you. I fast and pray for our viewers, our listeners, those who read my books, those who come to my services, those who partner with us and support us. I pray and I fast. And I love you, but I’ll tell you, I’ll not give any of my sons to die for you in your name and in your place so that you and I can have a friendship. I, I don’t love you that much, but God loved you so much that he will give Jesus Christ to die in your name and your place so that you and He can get to know each other. You see, that is the love. The extravagant is the love that doesn’t hold back. What is precious?

That’s the love of God for humanity. That’s the love of God for you. And I, it doesn’t matter where you are born. It doesn’t matter. You know what circumstances you are in right now; the love of God is for you. He loves you that much, that He will give Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sins, for your misdeeds past present and in future so that you can be reunited with God. That’s the extravagant love of God.

Now, Jesus, Jesus saves you. He saves you and I, that’s why the Bible says the amazing grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ. That’s why he seated the throne in heaven that he seated on is called the throne of grace and mercy, because that’s who he is. That’s what he came to do to distribute and to open the door for grace, for humanity, to come into God, to come to know God, he saves us. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been. It doesn’t matter where you are. It doesn’t matter where you’ve done. He saves you right now. You will receive him, confess him as Lord and accept him and say, “Jesus, come into my life”. It doesn’t matter where you are. When I got saved, I got saved in my bedroom, got back from school. And I had this conviction on me about my sin.  I cried out. I realized I was a sinner, and I needed a savior right then in my bedroom. Nobody laid hands on me. Nobody prayed for me. Nobody preached to me. Well, my mother preached to me. She had planted the seed over the years, but I had rejected it. But until that day I knew Jesus. The grace of Jesus touched me. I knelt and invited him into my life. And guess what? 30 plus years later, I’m still going. I’m basking in that. grace. He saves you. Do you see?

And then God, the Holy Spirit is with you. Do you see, dear friend? I told you earlier that God the father is in heaven. Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God right now. But guess who is here right now in this studio right there, where you are watching from. God, the Holy Spirit! He’s in you and He’s with you. If you’re not a believer, you receive Jesus as your Lord and savior accept what he did.  Then The Holy Spirit is going to come and indwell your life from that moment going forward. And he’s going to empower you as I will show you in the next teaching. He’s going to empower you to live righteously, to make a difference to live supernaturally.

Pray and Invite Jesus Into Your Life Now

It is amazing. It is the most wonderful gift that any man could receive. It is the gift of eternal life, the gift of unconditional love. It is the gift of grace and is the gift of the Holy Spirit. Dear friend, you are not left to your own doings. Jesus has given you the Holy Spirit to help you, to be with you until He comes. If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus, or you have kind of wandered away, this is the time to rededicate your life to the Lord. Jesus Christ Confess Him as Lord say, “Jesus, I invite you into my life. Be Lord of my life and be my savior. Pray this simple prayer with me by faith. Mean it from the bottom of your heart, say what you mean and mean what you say, and Jesus is going to save you right there. Like he did in my bedroom.

Lord Jesus. I confess that I have sinned against God, and I need your saving grace. I accept what you did on the cross. When you died, you are buried, and you are resurrected for me in my name and in my place. I receive you as my Lord and savior. Fill me with your holy spirit and empower me to do your will now. And for all eternity, I confess that God raised you from the dead. And I confess that I am saved today. Thank you, Jesus, for saving my life. Amen,

Dear friend, you have said that prayer, Jesus has come into your heart and the Holy Spirit is right there. Now He’s in you and He’s with you. I encourage you to write to us, email us, go to our website and let us know of your decision. We’ll like to send you an email.

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